RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND INCUBATION (RD&I)
Laser Engineering has expanded its services to embrace Research, Development, and Incubation (RD&I) for the Oil and Gas industry in order to bridge the existing research gap in the country. She has invested in research and her laboratories can be used to conduct research in the following areas:
♦ Enhanced Oil Recovery
♦ Relative Permeability (Steady and Unsteady state)
♦ Rock-Fluid Compatibility
♦ Crude Oil fingerprinting
♦ Complete Crude Assay Analysis
♦ Flow Assurance
♦ Environmental Studies
Laser Engineering collaborates with private and government tertiary institutions of learning, research organizations and companies that are interested in conducting and developing in-country research capacity. Internally, the RD&I unit liaises with other units to conduct relevant studies in various areas that impact on the petroleum industry. The unit has published several research papers in reservoir management, PVT and Environmental studies.
The RD&I unit is also involved in software development especially for the oil and gas industry because software packages are part of the industry’s daily routine. A user-friendly software called LaserMBAL which can estimate hydrocarbon volumes and the primary drive energy of a reservoir has been developed. The snapshots below show some interfaces in the software.